Bouwmeester is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
Bouwmeester is week-to-week, which means he will miss at least a few weeks, so the Blues recalled Chris Butler from Chicago. Bouwmeester suffered the injury on Saturday in Anaheim and leaves the Blues searching for a way to eat up the 23-plus minutes he plays per night.
Bouwmeester left Friday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Bouwmeester played just 5:15 before exiting the contest with an upper-body ailment. Coach Ken Hitchcock did not have an update on Bouwmeester following the game, so consider him questionable for Saturday’s game.
Bouwmeester (groin) is officially back in the Blues lineup.
Bouwmeester has missed the last eight games with a groin injury, but will return tonight vs.the Islanders. He will return to his usual spot on a pairing with Alex Pietrangelo and will likely return to the second power-play unit as well. Bouwmeester has just two points (1G / 1A) in 20 games this season.
Bouwmeester (groin) in-line to return on Thursday.
Bouwmeester was in practice on Wednesday and said that today was the best he has felt. That is a positive sign that Bouwmeester will be back in the lineup tomorrow vs. the Isles. He has missed the last eight games with a groin injury.
Bouwmeester will miss his fifth consecutive game with a groin injury when the Blues take on the Blackhawks tonight. The Blues had three days off in between games and Bouwmeester had been practicing, so it looked like he would be back in the lineup tonight, but he will sit at least one more game. The Blues play again tomorrow so monitor Bouwmeester’s status.
Bouwmeester (lower-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Bouwmeester will miss his second straight game tonight, however head coach Ken Hitchcock said the injury is not serious and if “it were a playoff game, he’d play.” After tonight the Blues are off until Friday, expect Bouwmeester to be back vs. the Oilers. Barrett Jackman will skate with Alex Pietrangelo.
Bouwmeester (lower-body) not expected to play on Tuesday.
Bouwmeester, who missed Sunday’s game, is not on the ice for the Blues’ morning skate, so it looks like he will miss a second straight game tonight vs. Ottawa. Bouwmeester is not used to missing games, but it seems like he will miss his second game in the last 739 games. Carl Gunnarsson is expected to skate with Alex Pietrangelo.
Bouwmeester will see his consecutive games played streak snapped at 737 games. He was injured in the Blues win over the Senators on Saturday afternoon. Look for Chris Butler to enter the lineup on Sunday vs. the Jets.